That's the word from Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon who is the host
of the syndicated "Dr. Oz Show." He insists that not having sex frequently
enough could be killing you.
"People are no longer comfortable revving their engine in life," Dr. Oz told
The Boston Herald. "What I hear in public is obesity, but what I hear in
private is the sexual famine."
And if you're using that tired old excuse of being too sleepy for sex, Dr.
Oz has a retort that will wake you up. Passing up sex just to go to sleep
faster could be a life-or-death choice. "The average American has sex once a
week, and we know from studies, that doubling that to twice a week can mean
you live three years longer," he told the Herald. "I think you can say it's
an excuse to have more sex."
Why are we so reluctant to get it on? Dr. Oz says women aren't as excited
about the prospect of a little passion because they're getting short-changed
in the sack. "One in seven women never has an orgasm. Is it an intimacy
problem with the person you love? Or is it a physical problem?" he asked the